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    #1

    ride/ride on a bus

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    a. I ride a bus to school.
    b. I ride on a bus to school.

    Q1: Which one is correct? Any differences?

    B.
    a. I ride a motorcycle to school.
    b. I ride on a motorcycle to school.

    Q2: Any differences?

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    #2

    Re: ride/ride on a bus

    I'm not going to say "I ride on a bus" is wrong, but I've only heard the other one. As for "I ride on a motorcycle" that suggests to me that you're a passenger.

    I've only heard the first one in both cases.
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    #3

    Re: ride/ride on a bus

    In the UK, we don't use "ride a/the bus" at all.

    I go to school by bus.
    I get the bus to school.
    I take the bus to school. (Less common)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: ride/ride on a bus

    Interesting. I've only heard I take the bus to school. (Or something like that.)

    (American English)
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    #5

    Re: ride/ride on a bus

    I talked to my usage consultant. She would also say I take the bus. (American English)
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